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15. 7. 2021

English Version | To Be Continued: The Nonsense issue

A toaster with crumbs. Used underwear. A toilet paper roll with Donald Trump's face. A car with no engine... The list could go on, there are so many completely useless and irrelevant things for sale (many of them for an absurd amount of money) in the virtual world. Do you now what the most interesting thing is? There are a bunch of people willing to pay for them.

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15. 7. 2021

English Version | I love fashion but it’s everything I hate

Catherine Deneuve and an Australopithecus with a bone on their head come into a bar. In between six double martinis and twenty cigarettes, they talk a little about rock art, jogging on the beach, laundry machines, surfer boys, Depeche Mode, lice, garbage cans, yacht vacations and good weed. Ah, and about fashion.

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15. 7. 2021

English Version | A group of idiots

AA’s, Therapy Groups for Oncological Patients, Newley-Divorcees, Drug Addicts… And what about the stupid bunch, not just dumb, but truly jackasses, the biggest misfits and inapt? Are they not people? How would a session of DA (Dumb Anonymous) go?

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15. 7. 2021

English Version | Wanted: self-awareness

In a world where everyone has “something to add” to pretty much every single thing, where do we stand as far as the things that shouldn’t be said go? No, in fact, we shouldn’t say everything we’re thinking. It’s not smart, unwise even. And a clear demonstration, for the most part, of a total and quite scary lack of self-awareness.

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15. 7. 2021

English Version | It’s love, moron!

In an era when it’s urgent to love, does it make sense to keep seeing love as a one-way trip, with no layovers or stops along the way? If in 2015 the Unknown Mortal Orchestra were singing about the polyamorous relationship of their leading singer, Ruban Nielson, now we go back to school to understand what the right formula to love actually is – or if there is one at all to begin with.

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Curiosidades 15. 7. 2021

English Version | Allegro ma non troppo

Which is kind of like saying, happy but not that much. From the top of our intellectual sovereignty, we envy what “others”, the less capable than us, the ignorant, seem to have: unlimited happiness. Because they don’t think as much, because they’re not aware of the world and things, because their IQ is lower. But who was it that said that “others”, the less capable, the ignorant, are happier? And who can guarantee us that we, powerless observers of human nature, are not simply idiots for supposing such a thing?

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15. 7. 2021

English Version | What does it mean to be stupid?

The history of mankind wouldn’t be enough to carry out a study on stupidity. Because the thing is, as long as human beings exist and reproduce, we’re guaranteed to have new forms of stupidity awaiting, in the future, around the corner, contemplating us while waiting to define us and contribute to a phenomenon as massive as it is democratic, as dangerous as it is ridiculous, and as natural as it is surprising.

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15. 7. 2021

English Version | Lado B: All bodies are beautiful*

Except that’s not exactly how things have been going in this insane form of society where people change opinions as they do their underwear. We go from one extreme to the other and balance, the most necessary equilibrium, is inevitably put in a corner. Bodies with curves are beautiful – we all know this. But that doesn’t mean that thin bodies are not as well.

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Tendências 15. 7. 2021

English Version | In the heart of nature

Writer Henry James used to say that “summer afternoon” were the two most beautiful words in the English language. With this in mind we went looking at the sunset at two of the most charming hotels in Portugal: one in the North and another one in the South. What do these hotels have in common? A sense of peace one wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world.

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Curiosidades 15. 7. 2021

English Version | Advertisement and Common Sense

What would we be without posters or adverts in general? What would our lives look like without advertisement challenging, provoking and seducing us? We would live less interesting lives, that’s for sure. As the saying goes, even bad publicity is good publicity. Sometimes. Other times it’s just really bad.

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